mr.datsun wrote:Arrived yesterday – Secretly Canadian repress of Swell Maps A Trip To Marineville with Loin Of The Surf 7" Beautifully done repro of the original issue with a nice quality pressing and sounds great. (I'm not sure which master they used – it certainly doesn't have the tape drop-out that Nikki Sudden's fantastic CD remaster has on track 1.)
I have a Rough Trade original
Your'e lucky. I never bought one at the time. I would have liked an original but I'm getting cold and burnt fingers attempting to buy any blatantly popular music on s/h LP. Last two pop albums (Man Who Sold the World, Roxy 1st) I bought were badly graded and I had to ask for refund. As for Marineville I think those LPs got played
because it was very good, and so although I'd still like the original, I think I'll bide my time. To be honest I got tired and when the new pressing promised to be like the original (in format), I went for it. But it feels a little wrong buying represses with all that old stuff waiting for loving new homes. And then the price of mint stuff seems to be going through the roof like an old Vostok to the stars and no sign of it coming back down.
The best LPs are those which no one much listens to, if at all. Morton Feldman, Xenakis, No Pussy Footing, even Fahey all worked out well. Certainly contemporary modern and avant-garde composition is a winner. I think if you don't own one already (I do) then an original Metal Machine Music is likely to be mint. My moto is find all the stuff people hate (or pretend to like) and buy that instead.